Tagged: adult beginner
April 18, 2016 at 9:53 am #15007
just starting to take an interest in music and would like to start learning an instrument. When this contest came up about winning a violin, I thought, wow, I often thought of them as being romantic and since i am a romantic at heart; I think I would like to learn on this.April 18, 2016 at 11:44 am #15009
Lots of good stuff here.April 18, 2016 at 1:39 pm #15010
Welcome!April 18, 2016 at 9:38 pm #15036
Hi! Good luck with the contest! I love the violin for so many reasons. But I think we often are drawn to its sound because it is very close to the sound of the human voice. There is so much potential for emotional expression in playing a musical instrument, and studying music in general! If you do start to study violin, you will be starting a life time journey. As with every worthwhile thing we do in life, it is not easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it. The road to true romance is paved with kissing many, many frogs 🙂 I congratulate you on your mission and would be happy to be your guide here at Violin Tutor Pro! Feel free to post any questions you might have along the way. Meanwhile, I leave you with an image of the object of your affection, which you can click and read about should your heart lead you to it!
….can’t wait to meet you!
April 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm #15037
Welcome! I started playing five months ago at age 61. One of the best ways to see if you’ll love playing is to rent a violin for a short while and take some lessons to get you started off right. Look around this site, there are lots of great tutorials. People are willing to help, so ask away!April 19, 2016 at 11:42 pm #15081
You have selected the best instrument! Glad to have you as a fellow violinist!April 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm #15263
Good luck and welcome to the forum!April 23, 2016 at 11:41 am #15291
Hi there and wecome to the Forum!
I love Dianne’s description above 😀 … “The road to true romance is paved with kissing many, many frogs” …. *sigh*
As young people, we often want to “be like” Mom, Dad or some comic Super Hero … right now! …. and then we go and try to do what they do and it does not always work out quite the way we planned 😀 ………. These are the years when, hopefully, we learn to have patience, compassion and love for ourselves …. we learn that learning sometimes takes a little bit of time and that is ok.
I am absolutely and hopelessly in love with a certain Violin … she is beautiful beyond compare through my eyes … her voice is like that of the most ancient and noble Faerie – crisp, clean, deep and penetrating of soul …. but, do you know what?? ……. Like a little 12 year old boy; I don’t even know how to kiss her! …. So, we hold hands and share memories of Sea shores, forests, mountains and sunsets ……. <3
You see; the life within me vibrates at a certain frequency and the Violin also vbrates at a certain frequency … in this case, both frequencies create a harmonic resonance that, to me, is beautiful beyond words.
She (the Violin) is my beautiful girl and, one day, my fingers will press the strings just right and my hand will hold the bow just right … wow! … what a dream! … with time and patience, that dream will be reality <3
This is the adventure through my eyes …… your journey will create a different story to tell …. but, most importantly, have patience with yourself and don’t worry if you kiss a frog or two 😀
I hope you win! … but, even if you do not, I hope you listen to the voice of your heart and chase your dreams …. Michael can help you on this journey by putting a violin in your hands – one way or another (he CAN make it work!) …. there are quite a few amazing teachers here who will answer any question and offer guidance …… there are lessons and private tutoring available here ….. if playing the Violin is your heart’s dream – this is the place to make it come true!
Many Blessings on your journeyApril 23, 2016 at 9:20 pm #15294
I think what you’re attempting to do is awesome! We’re never too old to learn and achieve. I began going back to college in the Fall of 2011 to complete my BA (PT and some big hurdles along the way is why it’s taken awhile). Dreams are meant to be undertaken, no matter the age. Good luck, and like Diane said, it’s frustrating at times, like any new attempt, but I can tell you it’s well worth it. I’ve been playing since the age of 9 and I know I sometimes just wanted to scream! (Of course I had a child’s patience then). Practice, practice, practice!!!July 31, 2016 at 4:33 am #17378
Hi. Another one here who decided to start playing in her 50’s. I am so glad I finally followed that dream. I encourage you to do so as well. You won’t be sorry.